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Children Now, 2018
Research shows relationships fuel early brain development and provide the foundation for lifelong health and success. Yet we also know that parenting a very young child places enormous physical and emotional demands on adults. Some families may not have what they need, or know where to turn for support if they want it, even when it is within reach…
Descriptors: Brain, Child Development, Young Children, Parenting Styles
Bell, Adrienne; French, Isabel; Lee, Stacy; Lempert, Ted; Rogers, Kendra; Rothermel, Angela; Silva, Amy – Children Now, 2017
Too often in California, children (especially children of color, foster youth, and those growing up in poverty) lack the components critical for a healthy early life. For example, as few as 3% of families that might benefit from voluntary home visiting have access to home visiting programs, 32% of children entering foster care are under the age of…
Descriptors: Children, At Risk Persons, Child Health, Poverty
Children Now, 2016
Home visiting programs are voluntary, family-centered programs that match new and expectant parents with trained professionals who provide ongoing, individualized support during critical points throughout pregnancy and a child's first year(s) of life. By reaching families early in their transition into parenthood, and linking them with needed…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Family Needs
Children Now, 2016
According to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law, most school districts in California are responsible for using LCFF funds to improve outcomes for children in the foster care system. Each district has created a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the expenditure plan for LCFF. The LCAP is reviewed and revised annually by each…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, School Districts, Early Childhood Education, Foster Care
Children Now, 2016
According to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law, most school districts in the state are responsible for using LCFF funds to improve outcomes for low-income students. Each district has created a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the funding plan for LCFF. The LCAP is reviewed and revised annually by each district. Early…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, School Districts, Accountability, Low Income Students
Children Now, 2016
According to the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) law, most school districts in the state are responsible for using LCFF funds to improve outcomes for English language learners, also known as dual language learners. Each district has created a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the funding plan for LCFF. The LCAP is reviewed and…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, School Districts, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students
Bonetti, Sara; Mindnich, Jessica; Silva, Amy – Children Now, 2016
California is home to more than 9 million children. With 12 percent of the nation's children, the well-being of California kids has a big impact on the well-being of children nationally. Unfortunately, California recently ranked 38th out of 50 states in children's well-being. Research has shown a strong connection between children's socioeconomic…
Descriptors: Well Being, Child Care, Child Welfare, Quality Assurance
Children Now, 2015
Today's students are preparing to enter a world in which higher education and the workforce are demanding higher-level skills than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish a set of learning goals that work grade-by-grade, step-by-step, to prepare them to meet challenges…
Descriptors: State Standards, Alignment (Education), Achievement Tests, English
Children Now, 2015
Every teacher, principal, and school administrator wants their young students to thrive as they move through the transitional kindergarten and kindergarten years and into the early elementary grades. With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and the Local Control Funding Formula, school districts have new opportunities to…
Descriptors: School Readiness, State Standards, Educational Planning, Alignment (Education)
Children Now, 2015
The 2015-16 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the only comprehensive roadmap at the state level for policymakers, stakeholders, and others who want all children--especially children of color and children from low-income families--to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A plethora of research shows that investments in quality…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Well Being, Child Development, Minority Group Children
Children Now, 2015
The Administration's January proposal for the 2015-16 state budget does not do enough for California's top priority--the children. The failure to fund new preschool slots breaks last year's commitment to provide access to quality preschool for every low-income 4-year-old. The proposal also misses opportunities to fully support and improve access…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, State Government, Elementary Secondary Education
Children Now, 2014
School-based health centers (SBHCs) are an innovative and effective way to address California's severe health care access problem among children. By providing critical health care services to kids in school, SBHCs ensure children get the medical, mental health, and dental care they need to be healthy and safe, and to support their ability to…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Access to Health Care, Child Health, School Community Programs
Children Now, 2014
The birth of a child can be a simultaneously joyous and challenging time for families. Virtually all parents will struggle with the enormous physical and emotional demands of parenting a very young child, but for too many California families those challenges are additionally compounded by poverty, housing instability, lack of social support, or…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Poverty, Housing, Child Rearing
Children Now, 2014
After decades of research, policy discussions, and legislation promoting finance reform, in 2013, California adopted a major change in how schools are funded and held accountable: the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). This new funding model is the most comprehensive education finance reform implemented in California in nearly 40 years, and…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Educational Finance, Funding Formulas, At Risk Students
Children Now, 2014
The Administration's January proposal for the 2014-15 state budget projects a surplus, due to painful budget cutting in recent years combined with the economic recovery and voter approval of new revenues. While the proposal invests some of the additional revenue in children, it falls well short of what is needed. California's kids have borne a…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Budgets, State Government, Elementary Secondary Education
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